Full Persian Cross

Thank you for stopping by my Pintester Movement post. This gave me the incentive to tackle a project my sister-in-law asked for last fall.

Full Persian Cross
From Pinterest pin – http://pinterest.com/pin/292734044499022227

There are no instructions for this item. My guess was this is a variation of the Full Persian weave. I checked some free online patterns and took a shot at my Aluminum Ring selections.

The Beginning - Infinite Possibilities
The Beginning – Infinite Possibilities

Next I made each of the 4 sections that make up the cross.

Pieces, pieces everywhere
Pieces, pieces everywhere

I was progressing fairly quickly through this. The last step is putting it all together. I thought this would be quick. In fact, it turned into the most frustrating part of the project. Usually I misshape a few rings on new projects. This time I had over fifteen rings bent and unusable.  But after trying switching out one of the rings sizes, I persevered and everything came together.

Everything comes together
Everything comes together

The pendant I created is small for a necklace. I’ll eventually make another version using a larger ring for the four main sections. Once I’m happy with a finished pendant, I’ll add colors into the pattern.

FPCross

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17 thoughts on “Full Persian Cross

  1. That looks really cool. I think it is more attractive in silver. My dad used to make chainmail. I bet he would like to do something like this.

    • starlightfalls

      Everything is more attractive in Silver. 😉 But I always attempt something new in Aluminum because it is a whole lot cheaper if I make a mistake.

  2. Ren

    Wow… you done good!!! Chainmaille has always confuzzled me and I’ve attempted it a few times. This looks pretty darn awesome.

    • starlightfalls

      Thanks Ren. I started after seeing some pieces a friends husband made. I tried for myself and loved it. My family has reaped the rewards because I’ve been making them gifts. 😉

  3. Looks great!

    • starlightfalls

      Thanks Tracy. I hope you have a great day.

  4. Oh that looks awesome! I never would have figured that out without instructions!

    • starlightfalls

      I think I was kinda afraid to try which is why it took so long for me to attempt the project. But once I did, it wasn’t that hard. Really the hardest part is getting the ring size correct.

  5. Nifty! I definitely wouldn’t have been able to tackle this one!

    • starlightfalls

      Thanks Kylie.

  6. Wow, I’m so impressed you were able to figure it out just from the picture! So cool! 🙂

    • starlightfalls

      Thanks Sara.

  7. That is gorgeous….well done!!

    • starlightfalls

      Megan – Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it.

  8. Wow, that is amazing! I didn’t know that chainmaille could be used to make objects other than vests (I don’t know very much about the subject obviously :])

    • starlightfalls

      Laura – I didn’t either until I’d seen a friend’s bracelet. Now I love it. Thanks for stopping by.

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